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The rebellion of women as leading topic of the 14th Tofifest International Film Festival

Friday 16 September 2016, by SIGNIS

Torun, September 16th, 2016 (Tofifest Festival). We have recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Thelma & Louise” by Ridley Scott. It is the film that has become a manifesto of freedom for so many women. And not only women, to tell you the truth. During its 14th edition, which will take place from 15th to 23rd October in Torun, the Tofifest is going to ask a question about the current relevance of the film and what is left of the rebellion that emerged 25 years ago.

The film by Ridley Scott was a surprise to many people, since the roles of rebels fighting for their ideals were reserved for men only, until then. The final form of the film was under a great influence of a script written by Callie Khouri, who won an Oscar for it, and the film itself has become a manifesto of freedom for many women. As part of the 14th edition of Tofifest, there will be a special screening of “Thelma & Louise” in a digitally remastered version.

For many years, Tofifest has been consistent in proving that cinema exists not only for the purpose of shaping artistic sensitivity (which is, of course, important), but also to initiate discussions about topics that are important to people. And that is exactly the mission of Tofifest – “a rebellious festival”.

After the film, there will be a debate under the title “Thelma & Louise as a manifesto of people’s freedom”, along guests representing the hottest names from “both sides” of the pro-/anti-feminist groups and freedom movements.

Tofifest has never been afraid to talk about difficult subjects. They already had an open and fiery discussion about the war in Ukraine or the Islamic threat.

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